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Research degree examinations at the University are overseen by the Associate Provost (Students) with the assistance of the Postgraduate Research Team (PGR Team – Student Journey) in the University’s Academic Registry, and are conducted in line with the Senate Postgraduate Resolutions and Regulations. Consequently, most correspondence regarding the examination process will be conducted with the PGR Team via, unless otherwise indicated. Any queries about research degree examinations and their associated processes should be directed to the PGR Team in the first instance. 

Research students should submit their thesis electronically. You will be able to use Moodle for submitting copies of your thesis for examination (including theses submitted for resubmission).

PhD and MPhil

MSc (Res) and MSt (Res)

Please read the Guide for students - MSc (res/MSt (Res) examination page for detailed information on how to submit your thesis. Please note that you will need to append a declaration to your thesis before submission. You will be able to use the following template Master by Research Declarations (Word, 21 KB).


For submission of the final copies of your thesis, you will need to do this via the St Andrews Research Repository. For further information, please see the Guidance for electronic thesis submission page. If you have any queries, please contact the PGR team via .

Procedures for submitting final copies of thesis (PDF, 379 KB)